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The Alternative Energy sub-committee of the Conservation Commission began as a sub-committee to the Planning and Zoning Board to study geothermal heating and cooling systems and solar panels. The sub-committee was responsible for the research and text amendment proposals to the Pinehurst Development Ordinance to allow these alternate sources.
The new committee has expanded its membership and plans to also expand their studies into other areas, including green building and LEED certification, lighting, hot water options, and transportation.
A recent article in the Village Newsletter highlighted this group. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, you can contact the committee chair, Larry Cox at (910)215-5725.
Energy efficiency is important for two reasons: conservation of natural resources and saving money. The best way to gauge energy effieciency is to track it. Greenquest is a free online service that allows you to do just that.
One of the focuses of the Alternative Energy Committee is on ways to educate and incentivize green building.
The excerpt below is from the Village's Strategic Energy Plan.
The Alternative Energy committee also focuses on alternative transportation modes. The following is an excerpt from the Village's Strategic Energy Plan:
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